PHY 211 : General Physics I
This course and Physics 212 are a one-year calculus-based introduction to the principles of physics and their applications. Topics include vectors, kinematics, Newton's law of motion, work/energy, momentum, and rotational motion. Emphasis is placed on understanding through problem solving. This course is transferable to four-year engineering degrees. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week. Competency met: Scientific Reasoning and Discovery Fall, Spring, Summer
MTH 214 with a grade of C or better.
- Apply knowledge of forces, energy, momentum, and torque to solve both numerical and symbolic physics problems.
- Utilize mathematical tools such as dimensional analysis, vectors, and basic calculus.
- Model real world situations using physics tools and concepts.
- Analyze laboratory data, including sources of error.
- Recognize the power and proper usage of scientific thinking and methods.
- Solve unfamiliar problem types using familiar techniques, a process which requires critical and abstract thinking.